Contacts

State Education Agency

Maine Department of Education

Suzan Beudoin

Education Consultant

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0023

207-624-6790

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
175,676
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
6,324
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $4,738,037

2011-2012:  $4,801,422

2010-2011:  $4,723,116

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Specific academic areas
Performing/Visual Arts
Creatively Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted & talented students? 
Yes
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? 
State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy does not permit
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
Yes
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
No
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
Yes